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Preview: Bristol Flyers v Worcester Wolves

Bristol Flyers conclude their pre-season preparations with home and away games against Worcester Wolves.

A brief guide to Saturday and Monday’s opponents can be found below.

WORCESTER WOLVES
After a top-four finish last season, the Wolves suffered a heavy defeat in the first round of the play-offs against Glasgow Rocks. Coach Paul James is looking to change the club’s fortunes with a number of new summer signings.

HEAD COACH
Paul James -  A veteran of the British basketball scene as a former player for his hometown team Leicester All-Stars in the 80s, James moved into coaching at Bracknell Tigers before making his name at Guildford Heat. James was named BBL 'Coach of the Year' following a league and cup double in 2007, before leading the club into European competition the next season. Leaving Heat in 2009 James was then appointed Wolves head coach later that year.

ONE TO WATCH
Marek Klassen - Klassen was one of the outstanding point guards in the league last year, averaging 17.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game after joining Leeds Force midway through the season.

LAST TIME OUT
Despite a team-high 22 points from Greg Streete, Flyers play-off hopes were snuffed out by the visiting Worcester Wolves, losing 77-82.

TICKETS
A limited number of tickets are still available for Saturday’s visit of the Wolves at the special pre-season prices (£7 Adults, £3 Seniors (65+) and £3 for Under-19s) - Click here to buy online.

Planning on traveling to the Worcester University Arena on Monday night? Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

DID YOU KNOW?
Worcester have retained just one senior player from last season’s squad. Ashton Khan is the sole returnee for the Wolves after playing his first season in the BBL last year.

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